Definition for A-COL'O-THIST, or AC'O-LYTE

A-COL'O-THIST, or AC'O-LYTE, n. [Gr. ακολουθεω.]

In the ancient Church, one of the subordinate officers, who lighted the lamps, prepared the elements of the sacraments, attended the bishops, &c. An officer of the like character is still employed in the Romish Church. – Encyc.

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